In the words of Randy Quaid circa 1996 [Independence Day]… I’m baaaaack!!
I know, I know, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. “A while…” Two weeks… However you want to say it. Anyway, I’m sorry if you’ve been feeling a little dejected and abused. But, I’m here to say, it will never happen again.
Luckily, this eating out dry spell was resolved tonight when Alissa and I went on a roommate date to see The Addams Family at the Fox Theater. On our way to the theater, we stopped at PW Pizza on Chouteau to grab a slice.
Since I’d never been to PW (or P-dubs, as I like to call it), I didn’t know what to expect. I know this will come as a surprise, but I’m actually pretty picky about my pizza. I don’t like the crust to be too thick (or thin) and I don’t like the cheese to overwhelm me. That means that I’m just not a fan of Imo’s and while Pi is good, I can only eat so much of it.
So, what’s the perfect in between? Apparently, it’s PW Pizza.
Nestled underneath of the rooftop bistro, Vin de Set, PW Pizza focuses on fresh, seasonal ingredients that are grown locally—which is really cool. They also have a nice sized variety of beers served in frosty pint glasses.
Not being ones to turn down a good beer, we decided to grab a drink. I ordered a Tommyknocker Maple Nut Brown Beer and it was really good! Plus, the bottle had a cute little story on the side of it about what the heck a Tommyknocker is. (Apparently it is some sort of elf creature that brought beer to the miners in Colorado in the 1800’s… *shrug*)
While we sipped our drinks, we we mulled over the pizza options. At P-dubs you can build your own pizza, get something classic, or order one of Paul or Wendy’s favorites (Paul and Wendy are the owners and creators of PW. Get it? Paul… Wendy… P..W..PW?). Since Alissa and I go big or go home, we decided to order one of Paul’s favorites, “The Wolf.”
What does a wolf pizza entail, you are asking? Well, luckily it doesn’t have wolf-meat on it. But it does feature tomato sauce, house made fennel sausage, pepperoni, applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onion, green pepper, roasted garlic & mozzarella. Wowza.
Sounds good right? Well it was. I would guess that it was SO excellent because the pizza was not only flavorful and delicious, but also, it wasn’t overwhelming. There wasn’t too much cheese or too much meat; it was just the perfect combination of ingredients. (I mean, come on… bacon? caramelized onions? mozzarella? How can you not want to gobble that up?)
All in all, I can imagine that I will be frequenting P-dubs. The food was locally grown and totally delicious; plus, it wasn’t too pricey (we paid $28 for a pizza and two beers [the beers were what made it cost that much, so get water if you're on a budget!]). To make matters even better, PW Pizza is about 2 blocks from my house and there was a waiter there who looked just like a young Michael Vartan. What more can you ask for?
You should definitely check it out!